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Apple Lets Siri Hit The Road With The Release Of CarPlay

Apple Lets Siri Hit The Road With The Release Of CarPlay


While automobiles have had MP3 capabilities for some time now, recently in-car technology has moved to far more advanced extremes.

With most car shoppers walking into a dealership with at least one consumer electronic on them, it is natural they would be interested in a car that offers a similar appeal.

While it appeared Google had cornered the market with Google Now, specifically reserved for Android users that outperformed Apple’s Siri, Apple has finally released CarPlay, an integration that ties Apple’s mobile operating system into automobiles.

And, as per usual, Apple has taken their service to the next level.

The Top 6 Loud and Rugged, Bluetooth Speakers for Summer Fun [Review]


Not too long ago,  if you wanted to enjoy your iPhone or iPad's audio through a speaker, you either had to utilize a connector cable or invest in a speaker with a built-in dock connector. These days Bluetooth speakers have become all the rage and the most convenient way to pair your device with an external listening source. There is a seemingly endless array of excellent quality Bluetooth speakers, however out of the multitudes of Bluetooth speakers on the market, only a limited and select few can lay claim to being rugged and heavy duty. As folks begin to gear up for warm weather adventures, I've compiled a list of some of the best, most durable and rugged Bluetooth speakers available right now. What follows are the cream of the crop of ultra-durable, shock-proof, and waterproof speakers. Read on to find the best rugged Bluetooth speakers for those who are adventurous or accident prone.

UniKey Updates Technology Powering Kevo

UniKey Updates Technology Powering Kevo


Winter Park, FL – March 28, 2014 – UniKey, the industry leader in smart access control technology, announced today that it has released updates to the firmware in the Kevo lock, enabling quicker and easier calibration, performance and speed enhancements, as well as security updates.

With more than 100,000 units shipped, Kevo powered by UniKey remains the only keyless Bluetooth residential door lock on the market. UniKey continues to make its access control solution more convenient than any other traditional lock, while also eliminating the need for keys, PINs and passwords, without compromising design or security.

Use Technology for Dog Care – Training & Health Apps

There are thousands of apps for mobile devices that are available these days. These applications focus on virtually every part of human life. It is also possible to find great apps that are specifically for your dog. Dog care helps are some of the trendy offerings by app stores. These have not only a dog training focus but a focus on health, as well. These are software products that can be used from your smart or android phone. They can also be added to your laptop or tablet for regular usage.

Augmented Pixels improves technology to update ShowInRoom application for virtual furniture and home appliances shopping

Augmented Pixels improves technology to update ShowInRoom application for virtual furniture and home appliances shopping

March 18, 2014 – Odessa, Ukraine – Augmented Pixels updates its virtual mobile catalog ShowInRoom with the significantly improved technology for the furniture and home appliances market.

ShowInRoom enables customers to virtually preview the furniture in the interior in highly realistic 3D format, thus eliminates doubts about color, size and a style match and make a smart choice before the actual purchase.

In version 1.4 of ShowInRoom Augmented Pixels combined their own developments with Vuforia SDK to create the best of breed user experience. With the significant technology improvements it was possible to overcome the most common AR tools issues, such as: 

4 Apps to Keep You Safe on the Trails


Hey, it's another jogger. Let's throw nuts at him! Image copyright USBFCO courtesy of Shutterstock.com

It’s getting to be springtime, iPhone Lifers! A lot of you are going to be getting out there to run, walk, bike, rollerblade (does anyone do that anymore?), etc. I know I’m planning on getting some fresh air too; but when I go out alone, I always wonder what would happen if I had an emergency. Nobody would know where to find me if I decided to change biking routes or run down a new path. That’s a little scary if I were to be injured or held up by a gang of rogue squirrels or something. I’m not the only one who gets a little freaked out by squirrels, right? They’re scary with those twitchy tails and the erratic movements!

How Are Mobile Apps Changing the Way You Shop?


Everybody loves shopping, and shopping online from the comfort of your home has its own perks. But over the past couple of years, the focus has been moving beyond e-commerce and into m-commerce.

There are over a billion smartphone and tablet users all over the world, with new users jumping on the bandwagon every single day. According to InMobi’s 2014 Mobile Media Consumption Report, at least 83 percent of shoppers with mobile devices plant to make a purchase on their device this year. In addition, 48 percent of the respondents listed media consumed on their mobile devices as having the most influence on their purchase decisions.

Moreover, the app culture is increasingly influencing the shopping culture. Let’s have a look at how mobile apps are changing shopping habits.

UniKey Ships 100,000th Keyless Entry Lock with Bluetooth

UniKey Ships 100,000th Keyless Entry Lock with Bluetooth

UniKey solidifies its market leading Smart Lock technology and is poised to drive solutions beyond the residential market.

Winter Park, FL -- March 13, 2014 -- Technology innovator UniKey has gone from a prototype on ABC's SharkTank to delivering over 100,000 Touch-to-Open™ smart locks in partnership with North American residential lock leader Kwikset. In just under 3 months, demand for Kwikset's Kevo, powered by UniKey, has demonstrated that consumers are embracing the first real innovation of the door lock in over a thousand years.

Instant Rewards Updates Revolutionary App with Paid Surveys; Compatibility for iPad

Instant Rewards Updates Revolutionary App with Paid Surveys; Compatibility for iPad

Mount Holly, NJ, March 07, 2014 --(PR.com)-- Flashpoint Media LLC today announced their official launch and the general availability of their Rewards App for the iPad. Instant rewards enables advertisers to connect directly with consumers and awards users for trying new products, watching videos or completing surveys. The Rewards App is now compatible with the Apple iPhone, iPod and iPad and is available for free at the iTunes Store.

In the first six months of the Rewards App availability, it was downloaded by over 50,000 users, and hundreds of cash payouts have already been delivered. Additionally, tons of reviews state that it’s a cool, user-friendly app that makes it easy to earn extra cash.

Speed Date Mate - Find and book events near you with the touch of a button!


Speed Date Mate can find a speed dating venue near you.... no matter where you are!

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